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ML council cautious with water, policing

Medical Lake’s City Council will postpone the renewal to remain a water provider for the Strathview Water District to their June 19 meeting following a vote at their May 15 meeting. Originally proposed as a 20-year renewal of an original deal...

Airway Heights library offers a variety of upcoming events

With the warm weather coming up, there are a lot of opportunities in the West Plains to keep the young ones busy. One of those places includes the Airway Heights public library, located at 1213 Lundstrom St. One of the consistent groups meeting...

Exercising rights vs. creating fear

Cheney police didn't know what to make of the man who walked into their station May 4 with two ammunition magazines stuck under his pants' belt. The man, described as in his 30s, told the dispatcher ...

Noodle Express expands into Airway Heights

Noodles anyone? Local business Noodle Express is opening a new location in Airway Heights at the Cross Pointe Plaza shopping area by Wal-Mart. This will be the local restaurant's 11th location and it ...

Cheney Commission tweaks zoning codes

Cheney’s Planning Commission conducted three public hearings at its May 14 meeting designed to clean up a number of issues in the city’s municipal code — beginning with amendments to zoning chapters 21, 22 and 23. Most of the changes were in...

Student, city honored at Airway Heights council meeting

There were plenty of awards at the May 21 Airway Heights City Council meeting as the city was given one along with a student from Sunset Elementary School. First, the chair of Washington Community...

Keys to survival

Cheney police Officer Matt Pumphrey shows off a law enforcement survival kit - assorted candy - and a box of baked goods (yes, donuts) he and others in the department received from the Cheney Care...

Cheney police honored by care community residents

Residents at Cheney Care Center, Assisted Living and Sessions Village and Blackstone paid homage to Cheney police department employees last Friday as part of National Police Appreciation week. "We at ...

Clean Sweep nets highest tonnage since 2014

Cheney’s 11th annual community-wide clean up day April 21 yielded the highest tonnage results in four years, according to information from the city’s Public Works Department. In a May 8 memo to Mayor Chris Grover and the City Council, Public...

Eating and drinking

Whatever it is this horse has found to eat, it was good enough to keep it standing in a small wetland at the Salnave Road intersection with Interstate 90 for a good period of time last week....

Storm FC U-17 prove to be top hot shots

The Cheney Storm FC girls U-17 soccer team won their bracket at Coeur d'Alene Sting's annual Hot Shots tournament, May 12–13. The Storm were undefeated, opening with a 3-1 win over Missoula FC,...

Cheney track and field guns for top spots at Lakewood

Cheney High boys track and field head coach Derek Slaughter felt the Blackhawks that had qualified for last Friday's regional meet were all in a good position to advance to state -and he was pretty...

Cardinals collect share of state track berths

Medical Lake track team members did pretty much what their head coach thought might happen when it came to qualifying for this week's 1A state championships at Eastern Washington University's Roos...

Lady Blackhawks face Woodland in state opener

The Cheney High softball team knows who it’s to play to open state 2A softball action, where they’re playing and when. What they don’t know just yet is what they will be facing in first-round opponent Woodland High School. The Lady...

Big turnout for ML Legion program means two teams

The way Medical Lake’s AA American Legion baseball coach Austin Sharp figures, part of the tidal wave turnout that greeted he and his coaches is a desire by some of those players to not repeat in 2019 what happened in 2018. In his first year at...

The Fairways continues to wage its water wars

One of the guiding idioms of World War II was, “Loose lips sink ships.” It spoke to the danger of unguarded talk and what it could cost in terms of lives and the war effort. Not sure if there’s anything similar in today’s lexicon, but...

Cheney girls compete at 2A district tennis

After coming off their first Great Northern League win against West Valley, the Cheney High's girls tennis team competed at the district tournament at Washington State University. Against the Eagles, ...

Medical Lake's Noah Ray qualifies for state tennis

Medical Lake senior tennis player Noah Ray will close out his noteworthy career with his third trip to the state tournament following his second-place finish last week at the District 7 tournament at ...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) BASEBALL AA American Legion Friday, May 25, Medical Lake hosts Trail, B.C. (2), 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, Medical Lake hosts North Central (2), 4:30 p.m. Friday,...

Sometimes you wonder what people are thinking

Every now and again I come across something that is unbelievably dumb. It seems that there is currently an epidemic of very stupid things in the news. I don’t have space enough to cover them all, so I have selected three that my old friend Oscar...

The back-and-forth game of 'net neutrality'

In a world where the important things — like Harry and Meghan’s wedding — command so much of some people’s attention, stuff tends to slip through the cracks of our consciousness. North Korea, Syria, spies from the “Deep State,” Bitcoin,...

Lt. Dan could use more helping hands from other entertainers

On Sunday (May 27), actor/musician Gary Sinise will again co-host the National Memorial Day Concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. It will be the 29th annual concert on the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. The format is much the same as...

Staying busy is a cure for sibling rivalries

This is just a presumption, but one has to wonder if brother and sister Connor and Kirsten Gilbert have traditional sibling disagreements? The two Medical Lake High School students simply might not...

EWU now offers online accelerated master of education degrees

Eastern Washington University has announced the launch of six accelerated online master of education (M.Ed.) programs and one certificate program designed for the working professional. The affordable, highly personalized education offerings...

Smashing display

The Eastern Washington University Downtown Gallery opened a new exhibit, "Smash," on May 21 at XXX. The art being showcased is done by visual communication design EWU students including Shelby Anne...

Eastern Washington's email to students, faculty and staff on open carry incident

Eastern Washington University police officials were not immediately available for comment on the recent open-carry incidents. University media relations Dave Meany provided an email that had been circulated to students, faculty and staff concerning...

Tyler Daze fun happens June 2

Rain or shine, Tyler Daze are coming. The annual celebration at the community located just off Interstate 90 on the State Route 904 exit to Cheney is taking place Saturday, June 2. As always, the...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago May 22, 2008 Medical Lake Club Scout Pack 307 and volunteers stayed busy with its annual plant sale fundraiser at Denny's Harvest Foods. Plants were provided by Airway Heights Royal...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

Fifty years ago in 1968, the Anna Maria apartments were completed on the west side of the access road, today’s Washington Street. Learn more about our area’s history at w...

West Plains Briefs

Cheney Memorial Day observance Cheney Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 11326 will be holding a Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 28. The ceremony will be preceded by a procession from Second and College streets downtown to the Fairview Cemetery on...

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section, send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • May 28, Memorial Day, city offices are...

Churches

Cheney Congregational Church Today (May 24) we provide lunch to street kids at Crosswalk in Spokane. Thursday choir practices are discontinued until fall. However, the choir will sing one more time this spring, on Sunday, June 3. If you are a...

Rev. Frank V. Love

Reverend Frank V. Love passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home in Cheney. Frank was born on Dec. 14, 1933 in Arkansas City, Kan. to Doris Hamilton. Frank was a member of the Omaha Tribe of...

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